Zinc is included in Support System VZ to boost the immune system

Number 30 on the Periodic Table, Abbreviated Zn. What is Zinc?

December 02, 2020

The world loves zinc. Dave explains the science that has landed this seemingly subtle element all over Twitter.

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Siler root is used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to

Spotlight on Herbs: Siler Root

November 30, 2020

The traditional Chinese name for the herb Siler Root is Fang Fend, which literally translates to "Protect from Wind." But why do we want protection from wind? And since when did Herbalogic start running Chinese language lessons and why? David explains.

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Herbs make chocolate ice cream even better

Chocolate Chill* - Herbal Ice Cream

August 25, 2020

Challenge: Make ice cream with herbs where you can't taste the herbs.

Dave's response: Challenge excepted!

Jeanine's response: Did someone say ice cream?

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Watermelon Agua Fresca Sorbet

Watermelon Agua Fresca Sorbet

August 21, 2020

Is it a chilled dessert or something just waiting for a blender and some tequila?

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Liquids vs. Capsules

Liquids vs. Capsules

August 18, 2020

Not since the the 1974 matchup of Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier has an outcome been so hotly anticipated. Jeanine explains where she falls on the liquid vs capsule debate.

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Sweetgum fruit, the seed pod of the liquidamber tree, is used in traditional herbal medicine to open channels and passages

Spotlight on Herbs: Sweetgum Fruit

August 04, 2020

You may have noticed them accumulated in yards in the fall, or you may have been unfortunate enough to step on them with bare feet. But either way, did you know sweetgum fruit is a traditional Chinese herb? Jeanine explains how these spiky seed pods offer more than an afternoon of crafting

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Spotlight on Herbs: Atractylodes

Spotlight on Herbs: Atractylodes

July 28, 2020

It's the greatest herb you've never heard of- Atractylodes bai zhu. It's so underappreciated in the English speaking world, it doesn't even have a common English name. Here Dave explains why you should make sure this herb isn't left off your Christmas card list.

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Longan fruit is used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to calm the spirit, and ease anxiety

Spotlight on Herbs: Longan Fruit

July 23, 2020

Relegated to the herbal equivalent of entourage member, Longan fruit doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves. But this fruit, sometimes found in specialty grocery stores, gets a highlight from Jeanine for its ability to both nourish the body and calm the mind.

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Cinnamon is more than just a cookie and pie spice. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has tremendous therapeutic value for joint pain

Spotlight on Herbs: Cinnamon

July 21, 2020

Cinnamon is often found in cookies and pies and cakes, oh my. But it's also a powerful therapeutic herb in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Jeanine explains how cinnamon is used, but when and why different parts of the cinnamon tree are used to different effect.

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Poria is used in traditional Chinese medicine to resolve damp accumulation in the body by promoting urination, like a diuretic

Spotlight on Herbs: Poria

July 16, 2020

Poria doesn't grown on trees you know- it grows under trees. Jeanine explains how and why it is that a fungus, not even a proper plant, is such a powerhouse in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Herbal Ice Cream Series: Holy Roman Vanilla Custard Ice Cream (5 stars)

Herbal Ice Cream Series: Holy Roman Vanilla Custard Ice Cream (5 stars)

July 14, 2020

We're all stuck at home on involuntary staycation. What better time to experiment with interesting flavors of homemade ice cream? And since Dave is an herbalist, it's time to experiment with herbed ice cream! Dave also has a heart of gold, so he won't make you suffer through the experimental flops, only share the recipes for success.

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Corydalis makes a beautiful flower, but in traditional Chinese herbs, corydalis root is a powerful herb to relieve pain

Spotlight on Herbs: Corydalis

July 09, 2020

Corydalis received tremendous fanfare a few years back when Dr Oz declared it the silver bullet for people with chronic pain. But as usual, there's more to this herb than just adding it to your morning smoothie. Dave explains how and when corydalis is used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

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